Actions Interculturelles offering free online programming

By Gordon Lambie
Actions Interculturelles offering free online programming

With the extension of the lockdown and the tightening of restrictions, Sherbrooke-based cross-cultural action organization Actions Interculturelles is engaging in a range of free activities online and, in a very limited way, in person to continue its work of promoting cultural diversity.
“We’re really in a good position to give (people) a hand,” said Jacqueline Belleau Regional Director for the Estrie Region and Quebec with Actions Interculturelles, explaining that the organization just hired a new fully bilingual employee to help specifically with its youth employment program. “We want to make sure our employment programs are as easy to access for anglophones as francophones,” she said, acknowledging that language barriers can often stand in the way of a skilled labourer finding their place with an employer they are otherwise well suited to.

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